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2 local men arrested after a statewide undercover investigation

An undercover operation resulted in the arrest of several potential child predators. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman, along with other state and federal agencies conducted the operation in and around Louisville and Elizabethtown. The action, named “Operation Gabbi Doolin” resulted in the arrest of 7 individuals, 2 of which were local. Melvin Dowell of Rineyville and Travis Puckett of Elizabethtown were arrested and charged with attempted enticement of a minor, as well as attempted transfer of obscene material. Both face a minimum of 10 years if convicted. The operation was named for Doolin, who was abducted and murdered during a football game in Scottsville in 2015.

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